Kern County

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Urban Planning for Public Health in California’s San Joaquin Valley

The American Lung Association is making an “urban planning push” in three San Joaquin Valley counties, according to a recent article in Associations Now. The idea behind the efforts to reduce public health risks: promote walkable communities.

April 17, 2014 - Associations Now

Oil, Oil Everywhere, But How to Tap?

At 15 billion barrels, California's Monterey Shale is said to hold the nation's largest deposit of recoverable oil. The only problem is that its extraction has not proven to be economically profitable. Blame it on the shale's unique structure.

April 8, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

The Man Who Would Change CEQA

If the 43-year-old California Environmental Act is going to be changed - as Gov. Brown hopes, most agree the legislation will be championed by Michael Rubio, a young, moderate Latino Democratic in the second year of his first term in the senate.

February 4, 2013 - The Sacramento Bee

CA's Hydrogen Energy Power Plant Applies For Certification

HECA, the Hydrogen Energy California project, will do much more than burn H2 to produce 300 megawatts of emission-free electricity. This U.S. Dept. of Energy-backed project will store (sequester) carbon underground in Kern County's oil fields.

May 13, 2012 - Business Wire

California Town Recommended for Dissolution

The Kern County grand jury concludes that Maricopa no longer has the resources to maintain its status and duties as an incorporated city. One example includes accepting an $8,000 loan from a tow truck operator to make City payroll.

June 12, 2011 - Bakersfield.com

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